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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs relievers warm up in the rain at Coors Field, hoping tonight's game gets played. The Cubs have had 5 postponements this month, including three since Sunday.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Are shorter baseball seasons on the horizon? If so, players will have to give something to get something. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Friday called Anthony Rizzo "realistic" after the Cubs first baseman said he'd be willing to take a pay cut in return for fewer games. "I think that Anthony's comments were realistic in the sense that ... if, in fact, you're going to go to 154 games or some lower number of games, that players would have to be participants in that process," Manfred said. "They're gonna work less, they're probably gonna make less."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs reliever Eddie Butler was placed on the 10 day DL with a right groin strain, Luke Farrell, son of former manager John Farrell, was called up to take his place on the roster. Butler walked two and gave up two hits before being pulled in yesterday's game.

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Fourth team a charm? Thompson now a ChiSox

Klay Thompson is joining his fourth team of the season after the Oakland Athletics sold the outfielder to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. The White Sox then sold infielder Tyler Saladino to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the 2018 Chicago Bears regular season schedule: WEEK 1 (Sept. 9) at Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 2 (Sept. 17) vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 3 (Sept. 23) at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 4 (Sept. 30) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 5 Bye; WEEK 6 (Oct. 14) at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 7 (Oct. 21) vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 8 (Oct. 28) vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 9 (Nov. 4) at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 10 (Nov. 11) vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 11 (Nov. 18) vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 12 (Nov. 22) at Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 13 (Dec. 2) at New York Giants, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 14 (Dec. 9) vs. Los Angeles Rams, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 15 (Dec. 16) vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 16 (Dec. 23) at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. E.T.; WEEK 17 (Dec. 30) at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. E.T.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears have signed wide receiver Marlon Brown and defensive end Nick Williams, and waived wide receiver Mekale McKay, the team said on Thursday.

Heyward launches two-run homer (0:21)
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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is excited about the possibilities within Chicago's new offense designed by head coach Matt Nagy.

Prospect Profile: Mike McGlinchey (0:32)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach Matt Nagy said on Thursday that OLB Aaron Lynch's ankle injury is "better than we thought." Lynch injured his ankle during Wednesday's minicamp practice.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears ILB Danny Trevathan was present at Thursday's final minicamp practice. Trevathan missed the first two days of minicamp due to personal reasons, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

Prospect Profile: Quenton Nelson (0:36)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez was batting eighth just days ago but has moved all the way up to No. 2 for the Cubs as Joe Maddon continues to search for the right mix for his up and down lineup. Albert Almora Jr bats lead off with Bryant and Rizzo behind the top 2.

Lowrie smashes go-ahead HR in slugfest (0:47)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"It does. It does. And he's able to go out there -- he played so much shotgun in college at Carolina. So much, and the stuff that we do is easy for him. Now he has to just take that language that he learned in North Carolina, put it into our language, and then what's going to happen is you're going to see an evolution to him. Right now, calling the plays in the huddle is easy. That is not one concern at all for him, calling plays. To me,that's a step forward, because he's ahead of the game, because when he's at the line of scrimmage now, now it's his first wide vision of just understanding the defense and seeing what's coming at him." -- Bears coach Matt Nagy on whether the new offense makes sense to quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.